He is Agile Leadership guru. He is one of around 100 Certified Enterprise Coaches of the Scrum Alliance, in the world. He has over 15 years of experience in Agile. He is Olaf Lewitz.
Olaf is a co-founder of the TrustTemenos Leadership Academy. He works with leaders, increasing their clarity of identity and intention. He helps growing organizations where safe spaces are available for people to show up and grow. In 2016, together with Christine Neidhardt he published a workbook for leaders – Showing Up, available on LeanPub.
As a Trust Artist, Olaf is a veteran and leader in the international Agile Community. For nearly 20 years, he has visited and helped hundreds of organizations to transform. During that time, exploring culture and making sense of leadership have become his specialties.
His strategy: increasing trust and responsibility through invitation and clarity. Olaf invites us to trust ourselves and others. He believes: You deserve to love what you do.
Topic: How to use your Emotions (#Agile)
Emotions. We all have them, we don’t always acknowledge or like them. Surprisingly, emotions were not actually invented by some higher being to embarrass human beings: no, they evolved as an important messaging system in our brains and bodies, to help us survive and thrive.
In organisations that change, emotions are key to understand safety and engagement, motivation and resistance. As leaders, we need to use our own emotions to our advantage – instead of repression or feeling overwhelmed. We also need to understand the emotions of the people around us, to help guide our own actions. Since in today’s organisations, anyone is called to be a leader, this topic is essential for everyone.
In this practical and engaging talk, Olaf will give you a general framework to understand and regulate emotions, as well as specific advice for those emotions that matter most in the workplace – specifically in an agile context.
Olaf will speak at the Main stage at the Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 on the 7th of October!